Make Primary Sources by Documenting Thanksgiving with Students!

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 What better way to teach about Thanksgiving than with primary sources?! And, what can be more fun and a way to incorporate student voice than to teach students how to create their own primary sources documenting Thanksgiving in some way. One way to document Thanksgiving is to participate in The Great Thanksgiving Listen.  The … read more »


Tech Tool of the Month: Story Maker

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Story Maker is a simple digital storytelling tool for elementary students to write a story. Students can practice their writing skills, add color, add additional pages, and then save (or print) when finished. Story Maker is part of the ABCya site, offering countless free web games, interactives, and learning experiences.   Grade level Story Maker … read more »


Learning Life Lessons from Classic Children’s Books

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All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world. E. B. White Do you have a favorite children’s book? Perhaps you still remember your favorite book from childhood. My favorite was the Little House on the Prairie series. When this book collection became … read more »


Make the Most of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

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National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 25 and this year’s theme is Workforce Development for All. The program celebrates its 26th anniversary this year and provides learning opportunities for millions of parents, students, employees, and workplaces. Learn more about the theme at the home page for the Take Our Daughters … read more »


What Will Your Legacy Be?

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“Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.” From Hamilton, the Musical Typically we don’t think about our legacy until later in life. As we age, we start thinking about how others will remember us after we are gone. Naturally, young people don’t think about this and … read more »